Fifty people were hurt in fighting which broke out after the British referee stopped the European Cup semi-final soccer match in Vienna, May 4, between Benfica of Lisbon and Rapid of Vienna.
GTV Mid-field play (Vienna in black shirts, playing left to right). Player shoots for goal but misses.
TV Benfica player kicks ball up field. Benfica player fouls. Austrian play carries on. Austrian player (No.2) kick ball to centre, ball back up field.
GV Scoreboard at half-time (0-0)
TV Austrian kicks ball to centre, Benfica player kicks ball and scores first goal.
TV PAN..from goalkeeper to players up field.
TV Mid-field play. Austrian player kicks ball to goal, keeper punches ball back up field, Austrian player kicks ball towards goal, another player score. Score(1-1).
TV Injured player is carried off, police clear spectators from touch-line.
GV Referee arguing with players, players start fighting, pan to man running on field followed by police, players hitting out at police, pan to more police running on field.
TV Police remove players from field.
GV Mass crowd of spectators storming the field 3 shots.
SV Police fighting with spectators.
GV Police clear demonstrators from field.
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Background: Fifty people were hurt in fighting which broke out after the British referee stopped the European Cup semi-final soccer match in Vienna, May 4, between Benfica of Lisbon and Rapid of Vienna. There was still one minute to play, and the scores were level at one goal each.
Mr. Reg Leafe, the referee, said he stopped the game because it "ceased to be a football match" in the last 15 minutes. "It was a free-for-all", he said. Fighting between players broke all over the field just two minutes from the final whistle when a Rapid player, brought down in a tackle, jumped to his feet and knocked down a Portuguese player. Angry spectators swarmed on to the pitch, completely overwhelming police cordons.
The Portuguese players fought their way off the pitch as the crowd started to smash windows and destroy everything within reach. Forty minutes later, they were smuggled out to their coach and driven off. Mr. Leafe, on the other hand, was besieged in his dressing room for two hours before police finally dispersed a crowd of five thousand and escorted him to his hotel.
Benfica, who won the first leg by three goals to nil, play Barcelona in the final at Berne on May 30 subject to verification of this result by the International Soccer Federation.